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Most recent Travel Book Reviews

A Year of Adventure: A family of four in Europe, North Africa, and Turkey Everett Chapman

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

What did you do on your vacation? I went to the lakeplace for a week. And that wasn't anything as exotic—nor was my vacation a year long adventure—as in…

Does Your Meter Work?! Jim Soliski

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Jim Soliski is a travel writer who believes going first class means thumbing your way around the country, sleeping in low-cost hotels and getting to know the…

Islands: Great Lake Stories Gerry Volgenau

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Desert island, island retreat, Great Lake islands--most of us think of islands as isolated places.

Author and travel writer Gerry Volgenau was given an assignment by…

Roads Less Traveled: Dispatches From the Ends of the Earth Catherine Watson

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Nominated for a prestigious Minnesota Book Award, 2006

"A tourist goes away but a travel writer comes back and tells others about the trip."

For 30 years (1978 to…

Hike Your Own Hike: Francis Tapon

Reviewed by Jan Warren

"Hike your own hike means that you should hike the trail in the manner that you enjoy, and not the way somebody tells you to hike. Although you should ponder the advice…

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields Jeff Shaara

Reviewed by Jeff Foster

Subtitle: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

In his latest book Jeff Shaara, well known for previous Civil War works, takes you on a journey through ten of the key…

Is There a Hole in the Boat? Darrin DuFord

Reviewed by Alex McGilvery

Subtitled: Tales of travel in Panama without a ca
Is There a Hole in the Boat? is a book of travel stories about the author's visits to Panama. This is not a standard…

Notes from a Spinning Planet--Papua, New Guinea Melody Carlson

Reviewed by Laura V. Hilton

Maddie Chase will be celebrating her "birthday-that-never-was" in Papua, New Guinea with her Aunt Sid, who is there on a journalist assignment. Maddie is a…

Down the Nile Rosemary Mahoney

Reviewed by Dara O’ Sullivan

The single word that summarizes this beautiful book is “exquisite.” It is an exquisitely written travel diary, a brief and inquisitive glimpse…

Spontaneous Tourism James Samans

Reviewed by Maria Hoeffer

Americans today are busier and more prosperous than ever before. We say we want to travel but just never get around to it, don’t find the money for it, or…

Home on the Road Catherine Watson

Reviewed by Linda Benninghoff

Catherine Watson’s “Home on the Road” is made up of a series of vignettes, most of which contain fascinating historical and cultural…

26 Gorgeous Hikes on the Western Cote d’Azur Florence Chatzigianis

Reviewed by Wendy Hines

26 Gorgeous Hikes on the Western Côte d’Azur is an illustrated guide that invites you to slow down, take a breath of fresh air and soak in the Western French…

Provence A-Z: A Francophile’s Essential Handbook Peter Mayle

Reviewed by Yuka Mizushima

(Also available in audio)

This winter on the West Coast was an especially good time to do some armchair traveling. I am a big fan of Mayle’s writing.…


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